Samantha Hurst

Fintech Startup Ripple Opens New Singapore Office

San Francisco-based fintech Ripple has announced the opening of its new Singapore office. This news comes just one month after the company opened its India office. While sharing details about the new office, Dilip Rao, managing director for Ripple APAC, reportedly stated: “Singapore is leading the… Read More

FCA Regulated App Pelican Trading Seeks to Attract £750,000 Through Crowdcube Campaign

Pelican Exchange, an FCA regulated app where users can trade, chat, and analyze performance, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £750,000. While sharing details about the app, the Pelican Exchange team stated: “We integrate trade execution with communication into a central network… Read More

Online Platform Like to Be Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With Nearly £200,000 in Funding

Like to Be, an online networking platform connecting students with professionals for impartial, real world, careers advice, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £200,000 from more than 75 investors. The portal launched the campaign earlier this summer, seeking £150,000.  As… Read More

GoFundMe Launches Centralized Hub For Campaigns Dedicated to Hurricane Maria Relief

Following Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has launched a centralized hub for campaigns dedicated to those affected by the massive storm. “Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm and has devastated the island. In response,… Read More

Blockchain Program Hyperledger Announces Ten New Members

Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced on Tuesday it has gained ten new members. Hyperledger notably incubates eight business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others. Speaking about… Read More

LendingTree Partners With Lend360 to Launch Startup Innovators Program

On Monday, Lend360 announced it has teamed up with LendingTree to launch Startup Innovators Program, an on-site competition where fintech startups will present cutting-edge solutions that are propelling the online lending ecosystem forward. Winners of this new competition will receive $10,000. Lend360 revealed that startups in… Read More

LendInvest Announces Partnership With Clever Lending

Last week, online lending platform LendInvest announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Clever Lending to distribute bridging and development finance products. According to LendInvest, Clever Lending is described as a master broker providing specialist lending solutions to suit a range of needs. While sharing… Read More

Update: Fintech Startup Sharpfin Set to Close Invesdor With More Than 1.9 Million SEK

Stockholm-based fintech Sharpfin is set to close its equity crowdfunding round on Invesdor with more than 1.9 million SEK. As previously reported, Sharpfin sees a finance industry that is riddled with high maintenance legacy IT systems that incredibly out of date. Sharpfin also wants to be the… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Announce New Fintech Partnership With Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, to seek opportunities to collaborate and consult on initiatives to promote the growth and… Read More

Patch of Land Announces New AutoInvest Feature

Online real estate marketplace Patch of Land announced on Monday the launch of its new platform feature, AutoInvest. According to the lender, AutoInvest automatically secures access to the platform’s investment opportunities that match participants’ pre-selected customized investment criteria. Additionally, the feature facilitates portfolio diversification with… Read More

Overfunding: Brushlink Quickly Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target on Seedrs For Teeth Brushing Technology

Dental technology company, Brushlink, quickly secured its initial £400,000 just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2015, Brushlink offers a smartphone app and associated device that transforms any toothbrush into a smart toothbrush. “A quarter of all adults in the… Read More

Kickstarter Success Kokoon Seeks £750,000 Crowdcube For Sleep & Relaxation Headphones

VC backed and Kickstarter success Kokoon has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £750,000 as it prepares to grow its sleep and relaxation headphone enterprise. The company, which was founded in 2013, stated it was established to bring the world a better… Read More

Fintech Startup MicroMoney Plans to Raise $30 Million Through ICO Next Month

Lending app MicroMoney recently announced plans to raise $30 million through its upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO), which will launch next month. Founded in 2015, Micro Money describes itself as a company that is focused on micro-financing in the online money lending industry and states that… Read More

Music Sensation Ricky Martin Launches Hurricane Maria Relief Initiative on YouCaring

Over the weekend, music sensation and Puerto Rican native Ricky Martin has launched a Hurrican Maria Relief campaign on crowdfunding platform YouCaring to help those affected by the devastating storm. While sharing details about the initiative, Martin stated: “Puerto Rico is going through one of the toughest… Read More

Seedrs Return: Chili Sauces & Cooking Pastes Company Mr. Singh’s Launches Second Equity Funding Round

Just one year after launching its first Seedrs campaign, chili sauces and cooking pastes Company Mr. Singh’s has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise an additional £85,000. As previously reported, the company is described as a family-owned East London business that produces a range… Read More

Grooming Brand For Barbers Native Products Hits Crowdcube to Raise £150,000

Native Products, a modern grooming brand that was developed by barbers and made in the UK, has launched a funding round on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company is currently seeking £150,000 as it prepares for expansion. The company revealed it now has a range of… Read More

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Mendes Teams up With the American Red Cross to Launch Mexico Earthquake Relief Campaign on Crowdrise

On Friday, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes announced he is partnering with the American Red Cross to raise funds and bring awareness to those in need after the devastating earthquake hit Mexico earlier this week.  The initiative was launched on crowdfunding platform CrowdRise. The campaign’s description reads: “On September 19, while I… Read More

The Good Egg Returns to Crowdcube to Raise £500,000 For Second Restaurant Site

Less than three years after securing £253,540 from its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, The Good Egg has returned to the funding platform to raise £500,000 as it prepares to open second restaurant site. As previously reported, The Good Egg was inspired by Californian deli… Read More

Chicago Cubs Catcher Rene Rivera Launches Hurricane Maria Relief Campaign on GoFundMe

Following Hurricane Maria’s devastation on Puerto Rico, Chicago Cubs catcher and Puerto Rico native, Rene Rivera, and his wife have launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign dedicated to the relief efforts. The storm, which hit earlier this week, devastated Puerto Rico, with reports that at least six… Read More

UK Digital-Only Starling Bank Plans to Raise £40 Million In Preparation For Global Expansion

UK-based digital-bank startup Starling Bank has announced it plans to raise £40 million from investors as part of its global expansion. Starling Bank describes itself as a fintech business with a banking license, fully regulated by the FCA and PRA. We were granted a banking license… Read More